Bad Boy (Larry Williams song)
Name = Bad Boy
B-side = "She Said Yeah"
Released = 1959
Specialty Records658 (USA)
London HLU 8844 (UK) [http://koti.mbnet.fi/wdd/larrywilliams.htm Larry Williams discography]
Last single = "I Was A Fool"
This single = "Bad Boy"
Next single = "Steal a Little Kiss"
Name =Bad Boy
June 14 1965
May 10, 1965at Abbey Road, London, England
Label =Capitol ST-2358 (US)
You Like Me Too Much
I Don't Want to Spoil the Party
Misc = "Bad Boy" is a song written by
Larry Williams. It is one of several Larry Williams songs which The Beatlescovered during their career. Along with " Dizzy Miss Lizzy", "Bad Boy" was recorded by the Beatles on May 10, 1965, and was originally intended for a solely American release. However, "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" featured on the British "Help!" album that year. "Bad Boy" was first released on " Beatles VI" in June 1965. It eventually got a UK release on " A Collection of Beatles Oldies" in December 1966. [http://www.dmbeatles.com/disk.php?disk=44 "Beatles VI"] It is also available on the 1988release, " Past Masters, Volume One".
The song features John Lennon on lead vocal and rhythm guitar, Paul McCartney on bass, George Harrison on double-tracked lead guitar, and Ringo Starr on drums.
"She Said Yeah" was originally the B-side of the Larry Williams single, and has been covered by
The Rolling Stonesand The Animals, amongst others.
The Canadian progressive rock band Rush featured "Bad Boy" in a Led Zeppelin-type arrangement during their early live shows. The Cleveland bootleg "New in Town" features the song, as well as an extended solo from guitarist
Alex Lifeson. Vocalist/bassist Geddy Leeintroduces the song as being from the "Beatles VI" album. After 1974, the group no longer performed the song live.
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